The Kanta Services allow health information to be transferred between health care service providers, so that the health care professionals looking after you will always have up-to-date details about your medical history.
What health information does Kanta contain?
Health care service providers enter patient data in their respective patient information systems. These systems transfer patient data to the Kanta Services.
The patient data recorded in Kanta include:
- records of treatment given at a health centre or hospital
- records of dental care
- records of laboratory tests
- records of imaging examinations
- records of vaccinations
- medical certificates.
You should note that at the moment your health care service provider may not be able to transfer all of your details to Kanta. For instance, not all service providers transfer medical certificates to Kanta at this time.
However, the scope of health information in Kanta is growing all the time, as health care service providers begin to transfer their patient records to Kanta.
Your health information will be transferred to Kanta as of the time when your health care service provider began to enter records in Kanta. Patient data cannot be entered retroactively.
The Kanta Services are used in both public and private health care
All public health care units and most private health care service providers use Kanta at this time, and its use is constantly expanding. You can view an up-to-date list of private health care service providers that use Kanta.
Health information stored by your health care service provider is available in My Kanta Pages
You can view your health information on the My Kanta Pages. The My Kanta Pages display the details concerning you that health care service providers have entered in the Kanta Services.
If you notice anything missing or incorrect in your health data, please contact the health care unit where you received treatment.
Your information is safe with the Kanta Services
Your data in Kanta may only be accessed by health care professionals who have a current treatment or client relationship with you. Health care service providers are only allowed to access your health information in Kanta only insofar as it is necessary for your current care. Health care professionals are only allowed to access health data on a need-to-know basis.
In addition, accessing your health information in Kanta is only possible if you have specifically given consent to data sharing between health care service providers.
Read more about how your data can be used by the wellbeing services counties.